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Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
people have been coming from mexico. and part of that is the bad economy in the u.s. there's just fewer jobs. part of that is a good economy in mexico. part of it's our enforcement. and of course, drug cartels and the drug war in mexico have played a huge role. >> but james, republicans are going to have to talk about border security, border security, border security to sell the other part of this. we saw john mccain and jeff flake, the two senators from arizona, having to sort of go back and forth and back and forth and slowly move their constituents along. and the way they do that is by talking tough on the border. >> yes. and this is politics playing out. right after the election, even sean hannity said well, maybe i'm for some kind of a border thing. the people in the republican party voting in these republican primaries, they're not sold on this. and i think senator mccain found that when he went back to arizona. it's going to happen time and time again. and they do have to bring them along. >> it's going to be tough in louisiana, too, isn't it? >> very. >> mary landrieu. is mary,
Feb 22, 2013 3:00am PST
're going to cut everything right now, sequestration. it's going to slow down the economy. you've got democrats -- you've got the president running around because he only knows how to do one thing, ask for higher taxes. he's leading with the taxes. we've got to raise more taxes. it's the rich, it's the corporations, tax, tax, tax. i thought we had this debate before. democrats don't seem to understand that taxing americans dampens the economy, hurts small businesses, hurts a lot of americans. republicans don't seem to understand that massive unfocused cuts right now are going to slow down the economy and hurt americans, too. >> you seriously have to wonder whether anyone in washington, in the house, in the senate, in the white house, in the administration, republican, democrat, do they ever go outdoors? do they ever see what happens every day to ordinary americans? people who have been getting crushed economically for the past 10 or 15 years are now getting crushed again, doubly so. the payroll tax has been eliminated. have you checked out the price of gasoline over the past couple of
Feb 20, 2013 3:00am PST
paid more and have the so-called knowledge economy are able to get more. and then this relentless -- and this is the point, we talk a lot about jobs, we don't talk enough about incomes -- this relentless downward pressure on the average worker competing across the globe, not being able to get wage increases. what's happening with unions. we're now talking about the minimum wage and so forth. and so what's also interesting, if you look at the 2011 numbers which came out, you see something -- a slightly different pattern, which is the bottom 99% still going down, down minus 1.3%. they lost another $150 on their average income. but to your point, willie, the top has actually went down a little bit in that year as well. 0.6% for the top 1%, 6.7% for the top 1%. nobody is going to take up a collection for these guys. they have $23 million of average income. but this is probably a function of the fact that the stock market did not have a great year in 2011. >> those charts, those two combined charts, that is a prescription for social dynamite. i mean, the fuse is burning. >> and the fus
Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
? >> the problem is, you have people on the far right saying splash and burn right now when you have an economy that's actually losing track. that's not workable. on the other side, you have paul krugman and nancy pelosi who say we don't have a spending problem and we don't have to worry about the debt until 2025. actually, you have barack obama and a lot of the senate and certainly most of the people that come on this show, in the middle, saying let's do two things at once. i know there are a lot of republicans that feel that way too. there should be a deal. let's go on and read mark's. >> okay. here's mark in "the daily beast." debt is a drag, a reality you may experience with every credit card bill you open. for a corporation or a government, it can be even more of a drag on economic growth and job creation. yes, at times moderate levels of government borrowing can be good medicine, helping to spur a weak economy and reduce unemployment and sharp increases in deficit spending are expected in extraordinary times during a war or in an economic crisis. but sustained, irresponsible deficit spend
Feb 19, 2013 3:00am PST
and prevent another crisis hitting the u.s. economy and focus on pursuing guilty pleas for those who break the law instead of settling for fines and reforms. the lawyers say they're already making changes to their defense strategies. >>> the washingt"washington pos united arab emirates spreading gifts throughout the world. it gave 5 million dollars to build a neonative intensive care hospital in joplin, missouri devastated two years ago. they also donated $1 million to buy laptop computers for the town's students in joplin, among several gifts given by the uae, a country that works to raise its profile as a pro-western country. >> what they've been doing in joplin is amazing. >>> and mississippi has officially ratified the 13th amendment that abolishes slavery. >> that must have been a heck of a clerical error. what's the luck, seriously, that the clerical error would prevent them from ratifying the 13th amendment, could have been the 23rd. >> they ratified it and forget to send it. >> it was passed in 1864 and not formally ratified by mississippi until 1995 making it the last state to do
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)